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Azul has announced the appointment of Dean Vaughan as vice president to drive the company’s expansion throughout Asia Pacific. Vaughan joins Azul from Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, following its acquisition of Silver Peak where he served as vice president, APAC. At Silver Peak, Vaughan spearheaded the company’s rapid growth throughout APAC. Previously, he ran Oracle’s high-growth Oracle Linux and Virtualization global business unit. 

“Asia Pacific presents a significant growth opportunity for Azul, and we are investing in our people, the channel and new product development to drive customer value,” said Ian Whiting, chief revenue officer, Azul. “With more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, strong open-source background and a proven ability to scale high-performing teams while capturing market share, Dean is exactly the type of leader who will drive Azul’s success in the region.” 

“The challenges Azul solves are global; everyone is grappling with cloud costs, and organizations are increasingly tired of paying high prices for Oracle Java,” said Dean Vaughan, vice president of APAC, Azul. “It’s an exciting time for Java and Azul. With so much innovation happening and a customer base that includes brands such as LG, Mastercard, Salesforce and BMW, this was an opportunity I simply could not pass up and I’m thrilled to be joining the incredible team at Azul.” 

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